Anti-Wrinkle Injections Sydney NSW
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Fight the effects of ageing quickly and safely with anti-wrinkle injections.
Also called neuromodulators or muscle relaxant injections**
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In aesthetic medicine, neuromodualators are used for:
- Removing excessive expression lines and wrinkles e.g. frown lines, smile lines
- Facial slimming by reducing muscle mass at the side of the jaw (the masseter muscles)
- Eye-brow lifting and reshaping non-surgically
- Upper neck lifting and to smoothen the jaw line i.e. the Nefertiti lift
There are now three TGA approved products available in Australia:
- The Allergan Cosmetic from the USA
- The United Kingdom made Galderma product
- And the latest from German company Merz
All 3 are available at Áda Aesthetic Medicine. The US Allergan product is most commonly requested and used in our clinic.
They are naturally occurring, purified proteins that, when injected under the skin, will relax the specific muscles that are causing the excessive skin wrinkling. The result is a natural, more relaxed facial appearance.
Common areas treated are the frown lines between the eyes, forehead wrinkles, and also “crow’s feet” lines at the side of the eyes. Off label uses include injection of some lower-face creases and sagging upper neck skin, known as the Nefertiti effect. The product can also be used to subtly reshape and ‘lift’ the eyebrows, creating a more youthful-shape. Similarly, neuromodulators can be used to lift sagging corners of the mouth and to reduce a gummy smile. Where deep creases are present, combining neuromodulators with dermal skin fillers may also be recommended.
This treatment is a true lunchtime procedure with people able to return to work immediately. This is because the treatment is relatively quick and there is minimal risk of bruising.
Onset of muscle relaxation can be noticed after 2-4 days. The maximum effect can take up to 2 weeks to notice.
Results can last 3-5 months before needing repeat treatment.
At Áda our experienced aesthetic physicians complete all consultations and treatments. There are no ‘dermal or cosmetic’ injectors or nurses at any Áda clinic.
There are no known long-term side effects from repeated cosmetic neuromodulator use. The main risks are small bruises from the tiny needle injection. Allergic reaction is very, very rare. There is no need for allergy skin testing.
Unwanted adjacent muscle affect is possible from unexpected migration of product following injection, for example: eyelid droop after frown line treatment. This is an uncommon occurrence nowadays. It is temporary and will disappear after a short while.
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How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections make use of neuromodulators, which are naturally occurring proteins that relax specific muscles when injected under the skin. When the proteins are injected into muscles that are causing excessive wrinkles, the result is a natural, more relaxed facial experience.
What are anti-wrinkle injections used for?
Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as neuromodulators, can be used for a number of purposes. At Áda, we use neuromodulators to remove excessive expression lines and wrinkles like frown and smile lines; achieve facial slimming by reducing muscle mass at the side of the jaw; lift and reshape the eye brows; lift the neck; and smoothen the jaw line.
Which areas of the body can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections?
Some of the most commonly treated areas of the body include the frown lines between the eyes, forehead, and the lines at the side of the eyes (known as ‘crow’s feet’). In some cases, lower face creases and sagging upper neck skin can be treated, while the product can also be used to reshape and lift the eye brows for a more youthful appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to lift the corners of the mouth and to improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
Is there any downtime?
Most people are able to go back to their normal activities immediately. Neuromodulator injections do not require any anesthesia, and there will generally be no downtime following the treatment. Following the procedure, avoid rubbing or massaging the treated section of your face. Otherwise, the medication may inadvertently migrate to other areas. Finally, as with any injection, there is always a chance for bruising to occur.
How long do results last?
Individual results vary, though in general, neuromodulator will normally last for 3-4 months. Over time, the muscle action will begin to return and wrinkles may start to appear again. When this happens, another round of injections can be performed.
Am I a good candidate for neuromodulator injections?
You should never use neuromodulator while you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injection. Australian law prohibits us from publishing the ingredients used online; however, these can be discussed during a consultation. Suitable candidates are typically in good general health prior to receiving the treatment.
Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
One of the most prevalent barriers to receiving anti-wrinkle injections is the fear of needles, but our clients typically report minimal discomfort during the treatment, often describing it as a momentary pinch from tweezers on the skin. Our team of experienced doctors will ensure that you are well taken care of, and a skilled anti-wrinkle injector will strive to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Are anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers the same?
Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are two distinct types of injectables. Anti-wrinkle injections aim to relax muscle movement, hindering the formation of wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. In contrast, dermal filler injections employ synthetic hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin, to add volume to areas that have experienced a loss of volume. When injected, the hyaluronic acid attracts water and fills the gap, temporarily restoring volume to the face and hands.
How often do I need anti-wrinkle injections?
The frequency of necessary treatments may differ, but typically they are required every three to four months.